The Old Rectory Nursery School (TORNS)
The Old Rectory Nursery School (TORNS) established since 1997 provides a warm and caring environment that enables children to flourish into young adults who are well prepared for their futures. They do this by stimulating the children with a wide range of activities which are both indoors and outdoors and are continuously striving to provide and improve the quality of service to parents and children alike.
The nursery aims to ensure the children feel safe, secure, loved and parents are reassured that our responsibilities are paramount whilst they entrust their children in our care.
There are six group rooms which are located over two floors. Children have access to a resource room, dining room, a large and secure outdoor area with two of the group rooms opening out onto a patio area.
They serve a variety of different social and cultural backgrounds. Over ten members of staff work with the children, all of whom have Early Years qualifications. They attend ongoing training to ensure their skills; abilities and knowledge are up to date. They also employ a nursery cook that prepares meals which are nutritious and cooked freshly on site.
The team have a wealth of experience and speak different languages; they provide a range of activities to encourage the children to learn through play and to support them in their development.
The Old Rectory Nursery School (TORNS) has a long standing and strong reputation which can be supported by parents feedback.
Registration is open all year round. Please contact us for further information and to book a show around for a one to one consultation.
Up to 15 hours of FREE childcare each week for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 & 4 year olds - Limited places available please contact us now to secure your place.
Up to 30 hours FREE childcare each week for eligible 3 & 4 year olds (from January 2018) - Limited places available please contact us now to secure your place.
Eligible 2 year olds are entitled to free childcare and early learning. This depends on your family income or the child’s circumstances. Read more
All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free childcare and early education. This entitlement is up to 15 hours at a registered childcare provider. Read more
30 hours free childcare for 3 & 4 year olds eligible working families are able to get an additional 15 hours of free childcare and early education. Read more
How we support SEND
Our team is very experienced in supporting and meeting the needs of children with a range of additional needs including:
- Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
- A diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
We are currently supporting children with the following needs:
- Speech and language needs
- Social communication difficulties
We have staff trained in the following:
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Supporting children with sensory needs
- Supporting children with attention and listening difficulties
- Use of visual aids
- Bucket Time
- Special Time
- Intensive Interaction
We have staff that are training in running a range of small group interventions including:
- Attention & Listening Groups
SENCO/staff are confident in using a range of screening tools to support with early identification of needs
SENCO/staff are trained in writing and implementing targeted plans/individual support plans (ISPs).
SENCO/staff are confident in making referrals to outside agencies as and when required e.g. Speech and Language Therapy Service.
The setting SENCO(s) are experienced in making requests for consideration of statutory assessment.
The setting SENCO/staff are experienced in working with a range of outside professionals/specialists e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists
We undertake training and/or obtain advice from outside professionals/specialists to meet the needs of children with additional needs accessing our provision.
- We have toilets on the ground floor.
- Access to the outdoor area is on one level.
- There is a paved section in the garden area.
- Small group rooms are available.
- We have furniture that can be moved.
Reasonable adjustments/adaptations will be made, where appropriate, in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act (2010).
We want all children to access the curriculum opportunities off site, including trips. The SENCO will meet with the parents/carers of a child with specific needs to plan how to make adjustments to ensure accessibility. A risk assessment would be written with the parents/carers if required.
- Inspection Outcome
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 21/10/2016 Re-inspection (Early Years Register) Good
Registration details and inspection reports for this provider can be viewed on the Ofsted website.
- Has vacancies
- Opening Times
Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday to Friday 07:30 18:30
- Shift Work
- Short Notice
- Term Time Contracts
- All Year Round
- Further details
We are open 50 weeks of the year.
We are closed during bank holidays, up to one week at Easter and up to one week at Christmas.
- Free Places for 2 year olds
- Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours)
- Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours)
- Tax Free childcare payments
- Childcare voucher payments
- Age Range
- From 3 months to 5 years